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Cosmos S or Stacker 830

Poll Results: CM stacker 830 or Cosmos S

Poll expired: Dec 28, 2008  
  • 62% (15)
    Stacker 830 (5 intake/2 exhaust)
  • 37% (9)
    Cosmos S (2 intake/4 exhaust)
24 Total Votes  
post #1 of 10
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Stick to the cases above plz, Whaddaya think?
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post #2 of 10
I have a Stacker 830 and i love it!!!!!!!!!!! looks awesome cools great. get the Stacker 830
    
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post #3 of 10
I dig the styling on the Cosmos, but if you're looking for airflow... I tend to follow the positive pressure camp for dust control purposes. If fan-counts are indicative of airflow, that means the stacker, unless you can modify the configuration of the cosmos a little.
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post #4 of 10
cosmos S FTW!!!
post #5 of 10
I owned a Stacker 830 and a friend owns a Cosmos S. The Cosmos S makes for a better water cooling case, I prefer the Stacker otherwise. I got rid of it just because it was heavy and a pain to move around all the time, the Cosmos S will be the same in that regard.
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post #6 of 10
I've had both cases in question and I would say Stacker 830 all the way. The Stacker 830 is an over-built, battle cruiser of a case. It's all aluminum and has a removable motherboard tray which is actually pretty nice to have. A side-effect of this is having the ability to mount standard ATX or reverse ATX (Lian Li style) It looks ridiculous without its front door IMO so hopefully you don't mind having a door on your case. It will take any PSU you throw at it (830 Evo, 832, 830 Nvidia)

Cosmos S is nice to but with the side fan you're going to be limited in terms of coolers you can use. It's main advantage in this comparison is the ability to mount a triple rad and fans on the roof without modding. Plenty of room for pump and res inside as well. It has better cable management options than the Stacker but I didn't find there was a lot of room behind the motherboard tray anyway and ended up routing my 24-pin normally. I felt the Cosmos was solid but didn't have the same build quality of the Stacker. The front bezels seemed flimsy and Cooler Master used a lot of plastic on it.

The Stacker can be effectively watercooled. Here are a couple of mine:

Using a radbox and an external 240


This also is a straight bolt-on. There's a vent in the floor meant to provide air to the lower card when using SLI. It just so happens the bolts line up perfectly for a 240 rad.
post #7 of 10
depends if you go watercooling \\ air.

I would take the COSMOS S.
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post #8 of 10
Both are sweet cases, I was going to get a Stacker 830, but I found a great deal on an Antec 1200 and didn't look back. The Cosmos S is a good case, but I feel the Cooling on the Stacker 830 was better. can't go wrong either way I voted for Stacker 830.
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post #9 of 10
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I am definitely using air, water cooling sort-of scares me at the moment.

@MNiceGuy: So is there plenty of room behind the mobo tray for cables and stuff?

Do you think it would hold a corsair 1000HX just fine?

Also, good feedback you guys! Many thanks!
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post #10 of 10
The Stacker does not have the best cable management. You can route behind the motherboard tray but keep in mind BOTH side panels are mesh (a.k.a. translucent). There are a couple spots to bundle and then hide unused cables though. I'd still get this case if I had my choice. Check Cooler Master's website where you can fine one for $122 refurb.

The Cosmos does have some cable management built in but it's somewhat limited in terms of what you can stuff behind the mobo. The side panels attach at the bottom, which becomes a hinge of sorts, and then pivot up and lock near the top. There's no support in the middle so if you've overstuffed cables behind the mobo tray the side panel will bow a little. Some people care while others don't.
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